2018 Wildfires

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    Except... that wildfire was started by lightning. It says so literally in the third sentence of the article I linked. Damn, son... get some self respect...
     
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    Portugal fights major wildfire as Europe’s heat wave lingers...
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    Portugal fights major wildfire as Europe’s heat wave lingers
    Aug 06,`18 - Authorities said that more than 1,100 firefighters with 327 vehicles and eight aircraft were battling the blaze that erupted amid a heatwave caused by a mass of hot air from North Africa.
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    Mendocino Complex becomes largest wildfire in California history - state officials
    6 Aug.`18 - The Mendocino Complex became the largest wildfire in California state history on Monday as it raged at the southern tip of the Mendocino National Forest, state wildfire officials said.
     
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    Greek emergency chiefs resign amid blame for wildfires that killed 91...
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    Greek emergency chiefs resign amid blame for wildfires that killed 91
    Aug. 6,`18 (UPI) -- Greek authorities have replaced multiple emergency chiefs in the wake of criticism over the wildfires that killed nearly 100 people near the capital, Athens.



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    Greece to demolish 3,200 illegal structures after deadly wildfire

    Aug. 7,`18 (UPI) -- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsirpas announced thousands of illegal buildings will be demolished after the country's deadliest wildfire.
     
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    Firefighters race to put out arson fire in California...
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    Firefighters race to put out arson fire in California
    Sat, Aug 11, 2018 - Aircraft turned hillsides red with retardant as homeowners wet their houses with garden hoses in a battle to contain an arson wildfire that prompted evacuation orders for more than 20,000 people south of Los Angeles.


     
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    Villagers told to GET OUT as forest fires RAGE through Greek island...
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    GREECE WILDFIRES: Villagers told to GET OUT as forest fires RAGE through Greek island

    Sun, Aug 12, 2018 - GREEK fire crews have evacuated two villages on an island near Athens as a fire continues to rage through a pine forest, fanned by strong winds.
     
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    Wildfire spreads southwest of Berlin...
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    Wildfire spreads southwest of Berlin
    Sat, Aug 25, 2018 - Three villages southwest of Berlin have been evacuated as a wildfire the size of 400 soccer fields spread yesterday.

     
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    Wildfire southwest of Berlin sets off WWII ammunition still buried in forests...
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    Wildfire southwest of Berlin sets off WWII ammunition still buried in forests
    August 24, 2018 -- Firefighters struggled Friday to tame a wildfire southwest of Berlin but had to maneuver carefully as the blaze set off old World War II ammunition that is still buried in the forests around the German capital. Flames forced the evacuation of several nearby villages and sent clouds of acrid smoke toward the German capital.


     
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    A small fire like this one would normally not even make it beyond local news media.
    Residents in the area have already moved back in by the time the article he quotes was published.
    And then this crap about "loud explosions could be heard all the time"
    That area had been used as a firing exercise range by the Soviets who buried a lot of ammunition there, supposedly duds for the most part.
    Bewohner der evakuierten Dörfer dürfen zurück
    Dass nun Waldbrände die Gebiete von den Munitionsresten befreien, weil diese durch die Hitze explodieren, solle man besser nicht hoffen, meint Spyra. "Wir haben solche Versuche gemacht: Das Problem ist, dass die Munition in unterschiedlichen Tiefen lagert." Tatsächlich könne das Feuer die Kampfmittel sogar noch gefährlicher machen, so der Experte, weil tief im Boden liegende Munition nur beschädigt, aber nicht zur Detonation gebracht werden könnte. Deswegen dürfe unmittelbar nach Löscharbeiten auch niemand in munitionsbelastete Gebiete hinein, "um sicher zu sein, dass die Leute, die nachschauen, nicht ihr Leben riskieren".
    Translation: We conducted experiments using fires to explode these munitions but it did not work because it has been buried at various depth
     
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    It's Summer, the time for wildfires. Nothing unusual.
     
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